Browsing by topic: Social Media

Is Pentian’s “Investment Model” for Books a Sure Bet?

Pentian launched their US campaign at BEA.

With Pentian’s model for crowdsourcing books, it turns the backer into a self-interested investor. But like with any investment, one must be willing to gamble.

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10 Tips to Promote a Book When the Author is MIA…or Dead

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At BEA, veteran publicists offered various strategies and tips for promoting books with no clear author or the the author is not available or even dead.

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New Competition to Find “World’s Next Blockbuster Story”

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Montreal-based ‘World’s Best Story’ is a social media contest to find a blockbuster story that will succeed in all media: books, film, audio, games, etc.

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5 Ways to Effectively Evangelize Your House’s Brand at BEA


Here are five suggestions for making the most of BookExpo America—not just for titles but for publishers’ own brands—and for the growing interaction of readers.

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Finding My Soul Signature at Random House’s Open House

From the Random House Instagram feed

Random House’s Open House last Friday brought together writers, editors and readers for discussions about craft, strategy and finding your soul signature.

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Amazon and Twitter Team Up on Social Shopping

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Add products to your Amazon shopping cart with a tweet. Will this new cooperation between Amazon and Twitter help publisher sell more books on social media?

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SmackFiction: Building an App for Mobile YA Book Discovery


Lisa Buchan of SmackFiction explains the process of building and piloting a new app for Young Adult and New Adult book discovery in New Zealand and Australia.

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Thai Publishers Using Social Media to Find Readers & Writers

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The Bangkok Post looks at how Thai publishers are leveraging social media and online video to promote titles to younger readers and reach a wider potential audience.

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Wikipedia: The Book?

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NPR reports that a German-based group called PediaPress is raising money to publish a print edition of all of Wikipedia’s 4.5 million articles.

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BiblioNasium Wants to Turn Kids Into Book Reviewers

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BiblioNasium, the literary social network for kids, has announced the launch of advanced book review features.

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